Facebook user Katie Brown, who posted a photo showing her dog muzzled with a duct tape on mouth, has caused rage in social media.
Brown, whose real name is Katharine F. Lemansky, posted the photo with a caption: “This is what happens when you dont shut up!!!”
After receiving negative comments, she went on to post a subsequent message saying “the duct tape was only left on the dog for a minute.”
The post draw flak from the netizens and immediately went viral. It also caught the attention of the animal rights advocates and police.
According to reports, Police in Cary, North Carolina has charged Lemansky with one count of Class 1 Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals, a misdemeanor that carries up to 150 days in jail and a fine if convicted.
“Taping the dog’s muzzle shut was a terrible decision on Ms. Lemansky’s part, and charging her with animal cruelty under North Carolina law was the right thing to do,” the police statement said.
Lemansky is expected to appear in Wake County court December 14, 2015.
Source and image: Philstar